Nine years after the creation of the now well-established Dubai International Financial Centre, a second landmark financial free zone has been announced in the UAE. The new free zone Global Marketplace Abu Dhabi will be situated on Al Maryah Island, adjacent to the city of Abu Dhabi.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 10 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
Recent enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission have shed new light on the use of so-called "finders" who seek to assist companies and private fund managers in capital raising activities, as well as the use of the issuer's exemption by private fund managers.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 09 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
The biggest upheaval in the domain name system since the introduction of .com is scheduled to go live in May 2013. In this article, Latham & Watkins examines the current status of the programme and outlines what steps companies can take in preparation for the next big dot bang.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 08 May 2013 | Practice Area: E-Commerce
On 20 March 2013, the Chancellor delivered the Budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, closely followed by the official publication of the Finance Bill 2013 on 28 March 2013. This briefing summarises the key changes and proposals employers should be aware of to ensure that they remain compliant.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 18 April 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
Latham & Watkins' inaugural newsletter examines new technology risk management guidelines for financial institutions in Singapore; a white paper which examines how to run a competitive RFP; in depth examination of renegotiations and work-outs and; round up of new legislation in Singapore.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 28 March 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
On 21 December 2012, the Russian State Duma adopted the Federal Law “On Amendments to the Legal Acts of the Russian Federation and Cancellation of Certain Legal Acts of the Russian Federation.” Latham & Watkins’ corporate team offers an in-depth analysis of the amendments and their wider impact...view abstract
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 26 March 2013 | Practice Area: Securitisation
Latham & Watkins’ Working World newsletter provides a regular review of current issues facing employers around the world. The latest edition includes detailed articles on the recovery of wage overpayments, new say-on-pay rules in the UK and Hong Kong’s proposed paternity leave legislation.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 27 February 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
The Book of Jargon: Master Limited Partnerships is one of a series of practice area-specific glossaries published by Latham & Watkins. The definitions contained in it are designed to provide an introduction to the applicable terms often encountered in master limited partnerships.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 26 February 2013 | Practice Area: Partnerships and LLPs
In late 2012, Latham & Watkins along with ASIFMA, the Financial Times and Bloomberg sponsored a conference in Hong Kong focusing on high yield bonds in Asia. This Q&A with Latham partner Bryant Edwards provides a snapshot of the state of the high yield market in Asia and opportunities for growth.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 30 January 2013 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities
The new guidance on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act contains detailed legal summaries, hypothetical factual scenarios, and the Department of Justice and SEC's views on those scenarios. Latham & Watkins summarise the nine most relevant and important areas for multinational companies.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 29 November 2012 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud